Aftab is a cybersecurity leader with over 20 years’ experience. He has held leadership positions with the industry’s leading technology vendors for Cloud, Network, Endpoint and Application Security. Aftab has assisted many enterprise companies and organizations in taking a holistic approach to security and in defining best practices. He then co-founded CyberCyte with Umut and Necati.
Aftab studied management at Oxford college before moving to Brunel University and is currently completing an Executive MBA.
In his spare time,
Aftab is a keen cyclist and can regularly be found attacking (or struggling up) hills around Oxfordshire.
Umut is the founder of CyberCyte and had been in IT for more than 17 years. He was chosen the best CIO of the year in 2012 by IDG group research. Umut worked for government as head of IT and lead 4 big Government IT projects for 11 years. He then moved to private sector and become the General Manager of Bilgikent which was awarded “The Big Star Award of Deloitte at 2016 for the fastest growing IT Company of EMEA region”.
Umut is a senior consultant for World Bank in the field of establishing IT framework’s for National Social Security System’s.
Umut studied computer engineering and is currently making a PhD in cyber security. He loves mountain hiking and swimming.
Necati has more than 18 years of experience in cyber security and worked in different technical and managerial roles.
Previously he was the founder of MAY Cyber. He was responsible for the R&D Division and product strategy. MAY Cyber became the biggest cyber security vendor in Turkey and Necati made an exit from the company in 2018 and founded CyberCyte.
Necati started his IT career in Finansbank and then worked in TUBITAK as a project manager. Necati holds BSc. Degree in Electrical-Electronic Engineering from Middle East Technical University and a MBA from Marmara University. He is also certified as CISSP, PMP and ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.
Necati is a skier and a diver. He also enjoys cycling in London.
Marc is a has been a professional in the IT Industry for over 25 years and holds a B.Eng Degree in Electronic Engineering from De Montfort University. He founded an Electronic Point of Sale company and made a successful exit after 14 years. He has been an active adopter of technology within the Retail & Hospitality sectors, whilst also realising the security benefits of Biometric solutions. As a European Regional Sales Manager for Crossmatch, then HID Global he worked to educate end users and partners on the benefits of Secure Identity, using Biometric Finger Print readers across multiple verticals.
Marc enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. His passion of over 40 years is supporting Ipswich Town FC.
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